Summary

Letter from Kodak managers Roy Kennedy, Adrian Lalor and John Lobb to Brian Phillipson, congratulating him for his work improving the efficiency and productivity of the Sensitizing Maintenance Team at Kodak Australasia. They extend an invitation to Brian and his partner to celebrate at a dinner location of their choosing. This letter, dated October 26 1989, is an example of the quality improvement and control measures that Kodak undertook in the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to make the business more competitive in domestic and export markets. It shows the rewards given to employees and managers for their role in improving Kodak's output and functionality.

Brian Phillipson worked with Kodak Australasia Pty Ltd for 36 years from 1955 to 1990. Brian worked in paper coating at Abbotsford, then Stores, after which he spent 22 years developing safe lighting technology for use in the darkened environment required for photographic product manufacture and finishing at the Coburg factory.

This document was donated as part of the Kodak Oral History Project. It complements the Kodak Heritage Collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Physical Description

Single A4 page, typed on black and white Kodak letterhead with signatures in blue ink

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